Ireland is ripe for inspiration in the market of slot development. And the latest release comes from the minds of Red Rake Gaming, having previously developed Viva Las Vegas and Bonnie & Clyde. In 1st of the Irish, players can sample an innovative game format and a series of special rewards available from on-screen meters.
Red Rake’s 1st of the Irish slot is presented in a mobile-friendly configuration of six reels by five rows. Betting can start from a low of €0.08 and players can match symbols in horizontal and vertical clusters of five or more.
1st of the Irish is different from standard five-reel slots because of the cascading symbols. Players can receive winnings just by connecting pints of stout, pipes, leprechaun hats, rainbows, shamrocks, and pots of gold. After a win, the connecting symbols are replaced for free by new ones.
Five Special Meters
A unique aspect of the slot is the meter system that can hand out rewards for filling one with relevant symbols. All five meters can be filled up at the same time as more and more symbols are landed. By completing the Pipe Meter, this can release a multiplier that gets bigger with every pipe symbol to feature on the meter.
If the Beer Meter is filled, this will deliver nine beers that combine into a single winning symbol. Then comes the Shamrock Meter and its ability to ensure four sticky wild symbols land in view. As for the Hat Meter, this can provide up to eight wild symbols to any one reel.
The Rainbow Meter could be the biggest target of all, as players can receive 12 free spins when triggered. Once the spins finish, a 2x multiplier will boost the value. Every additional re-entry to the feature will add 1x to the multiplier value after the Rainbow Meter is filled again.